Now, sure minimalists want to have lesser things, but it doesn’t mean they don’t need things. The trick to getting them things is to err on the side of caution and give them as much freedom with their choice as possible. Here are some gift ideas that even your most “extreme” minimalist friends can appreciate.

Amazon Gift Card

That’s right, a gift card is the best way a minimalist would begrudgingly accept your gift. They still need things, at least they won’t end up with something they don’t want.

VISA Gift Card

Speaking of gift cards, if you don’t want to limit it to Amazon, you can pretty much get anything from anywhere with this VISA gift card. Well, anywhere where VISA is accepted that it.


You do know that getting rid books is part of the steps of Kon Marie’s magic decluttering process.

Minimalists still enjoy reading, so a Kindle will let them do that without a whole bookshelves of books they won’t read again.

Playstation Plus

Does your loved one have Playstation? This Playstation Plus membership gives a year’s worth of online multiplayer gaming as well as free games every month.

You’ll probably wanna get in on the action as well.

AmazonBasics Packing Cubes

Is your loved one always working from a country you haven’t even heard the name of? Then, these affordable but functional packing cubes might help with the packing.

They can simply dump their stuff out in the hotel room and head out with their travel pack.

Airbnb Gift Card

While we are on the subject of travel, gone are the days of overpriced hotels. Airbnb offers local stays and local experiences that your minimalist loved ones will surely appreciate.


Automation is a minimalist’s friend as freeing up time to do what they really enjoy is the goal.

For those with a little more budget, you can allow automation magic to free their lives from the hassle of cleaning up.

AmazonBasics Cast Iron Pan

If you must give something, make sure it’s something they can use for life and not something that gets turned to trash in little time.

A cast iron skillet would allow him to cook just about anything. But mainly, steak. Yummy,

Minimalism Book

Here is a book by one of the two most influential minimalist of our time.

The Minimalists–Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus–are bestselling authors and international speakers who write and speak about living a meaningful life with less stuff and this book will truly add value.

Of course, this comes in a ebook and audiobook format.

ZAGG InvisibleShield Glass

No matter how minimal your loved one is, he would definitely need a screen cover to protect his iPhone, notorious for cracking easily.

This one is completely invisible, enabling the beauty of the product to shine through.

Snow Peak Titanium Spork

The trick to getting minimalist things, is that if they can replace more of their current belongings.

This spork is ultralight, so great for travel and outdoor and replaces a fork and the spoon.

The classic, timeless design lets it work both indoors and out.

There you have it. Most of these aren’t even things at all.

Got something you think should be on the list? Let us know in the comments below. Happy holiday (not) shopping!